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Fouga CM-170 Magister ('Tsukit')
Thirty-six CM-170R aircraft assembled by IAI/Bedek from German supplied kits (c/ns 235 to 250, initially serialled 15, 16, 17 etc. then reserialled in the range 201 to 299).

Up to 114 ex-Luftwaffe aircraft (serialled in 040 to 099 and 101 to 199).

One French-built pattern aircraft c/n 176 assembled as BK101/4X-FDA, later 285. Some additional French kits also supplied including c/ns 251, 254, 257. Total of 126? acquired. Used by FTS for advanced training and light attack duties. 12 aircraft loaned to Uganda 1967-1976, with 6? returned. Up to 9 sold to El Salvador in 1975.

Ten Belgian Air Force Magisters were reported delivered to Israel in the 1980s, but were never used and many were subsequently sold in the US civil market.

Eighty-six examples rebuilt by IAI as Tsukits from 1981 and given c/ns 01 to 86. (Serials 5xx were from Israeli built aircraft and have the ability to trail smoke. 6xx serials were ex-Luftwaffe). Used by FTS for advanced training. Hebrew name means Merlin.

[Table of WGAF serials, c/ns and IDF/AF serials]

Serial c/no.* Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
2       Magister, w/o 14 Mar 1969
10       Magister, w/o 27 Dec 1966
34       Magister, w/o 25 May 1965
36       Magister, w/o 4 Sept 1974
38       Magister, w/o 15 Feb 1980
46       Magister, w/o 22 Jan 1967
56       Magister, w/o 4 June 1968
60       Magister, w/o 6 May 1962
71       Magister, w/o 19 Jan 1966
73       Magister, w/o 21 Apr 1963
76       Magister, w/o 21 Apr 1963
82       Magister, w/o 24 Feb 1969
86       Magister, w/o 18 Dec 1974
91       Magister, w/o 1 Jan 1970
92       Magister, w/o 15 Apr 1973
104       Magister, w/o 29 Feb 1976
108       Magister, w/o 5 Jan 1967
151       Magister, w/o 3 Aug 1979
184 278     Magister, Hatzerim museum '212'
187       Magister, w/o 28 Sept 1980
214       Magister, stored Hatzerim museum
501       Tsukit, stored Hatzerim 1993
601       Tsukit, FTS May 2005
602       Tsukit, FTS May 2005
603       Tsukit, stored Hatzerim Feb 2006
604       Tsukit, FTS May 2005
505       Tsukit, FTS May 2005
606 087     ex 088, Tsukit, FTS May 2005
607       Tsukit, stored Hatzerim Feb 2006
609       Tsukit, stored Hatzerim May 2000
610       Tsukit, stored Hatzerim Apr 1999
611       Tsukit, stored Hatzerim 1993
612       Tsukit, stored Hatzerim 1993
613 161     ex 093, Tsukit, stored Hatzerim 1993
614       Tsukit, stored Hatzerim 1993
615       Tsukit, stored Hatzerim 1993
616       Tsukit, stored Hatzerim 1993
617       Tsukit, stored Hatzerim 1993
618       Tsukit, stored Hatzerim 1993
619       Tsukit, stored Hatzerim 1993
620       Tsukit, stored Hatzerim Apr 1999
521 176     ex 285, Tsukit, stored Hatzerim Apr 1999
622       Tsukit, FTS June 2005
623       Tsukit, FTS June 2005
524       Tsukit, FTS May 2005
625       Tsukit, FTS Nov 1999
626       Tsukit, FTS May 2005
627 149     ex 095, Tsukit, FTS June 2002
528 008     ex 272, Tsukit, stored Hatzerim May 2000
629       Tsukit, stored Hatzerim Feb 2006
630 181     ex 152, Tsukit, Hatzerim Museum
631       Tsukit, FTS June 2005
632 146     ex 121, Tsukit noted Jan 1984
533       Tsukit, FTS Apr 2002
634 132     Tsukit, gate guardian Hatzerim, '698' or '693'
635 087     ex 022, Tsukit, stored Hatzerim May 2000
536 022     ex 230, Tsukit, stored Hatzerim May 2000
637 152     ex 122, Tsukit, FTS June 2002
538       Tsukit, FTS Feb 2006
639 214     ex 129, Tsukit, stored Hatzerim Feb 2006
540 016     ex 280, Tsukit, FTS May 2005
541       Tsukit, FTS May 2005
642       Tsukit, FTS May 2005
643       Tsukit, FTS May 2005
644       Tsukit, FTS May 2005
645 190     ex 153, Tsukit, stored Hatzerim May 2000
546       Tsukit, FTS June 2005
647 107     ex 170, Tsukit, preserved Haifa
648 096     ex 163, Tsukit, FTS Apr 2002
549       Tsukit, FTS May 2005
651 232     ex 154, Tsukit, FTS May 2005
652 071     ex 045, Tsukit, stored Hatzerim May 2000
553       Tsukit, FTS May 2005
654 103     ex 116, Tsukit, FTS June 2005
555 002     ex 216, Tsukit, stored Hatzerim May 2000
556       Tsukit, FTS May 2005
557       Tsukit, FTS Apr 2002
558       Tsukit, '658' FTS June 2005
659 111     Tsukit, gate guardian Hatzerim, '698' or '693'
560       Tsukit, FTS May 2005
661       Tsukit, stored Hatzerim 1993
562       Tsukit, FTS May 2005
563       Tsukit, FTS May 2005
564       Tsukit, FTS May 2005
665       Tsukit, stored Hatzerim Apr 1999
666       Tsukit, FTS Apr 2002
667       Tsukit, FTS May 2005
668       Tsukit, FTS May 2000
569       Tsukit, FTS June 2002
670 188     ex 197, Tsukit, stored Hatzerim May 2000
571       Tsukit, FTS May 2005
672       Tsukit, FTS June 2005
673       Tsukit, FTS Nov 1999
674 091     ex 115, Tsukit, Flight Test Centre May 2003
675       Tsukit, FTS Apr 2002
676       Tsukit, FTS June 2002
677 153     ex 111, Tsukit, Hatzerim Museum
678       Tsukit, FTS June 1995
579       Tsukit, FTS June 2002
680       Tsukit, FTS May 2005
681       ex 168 Tsukit, preserved Beit Shemesh May 2000, FTS May 2005
682       Tsukit, FTS May 2005
683       Tsukit, FTS June 2002
584 004     ex 218, Tsukit, stored Hatzerim May 2000
685 234     ex 103, Tsukit, FTS May 2005
686       Tsukit, FTS May 2005
589       Tsukit, noted Mar 1994
* original Magister c/no.

References:

  • Air International June 1996
  • World Air Forces Directory 2004/05 (Mach III)



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